Physician Assistant

University of Iowa Health Care

Iowa City, IA Healthcare / Education & Training $940,002 yearly

Job Reference #: 18001487

Classification Title: Physician Assistant PD03
Department: Radiology
Pay Grade:
Salary: $94,002.00 to commensurate
Percent of Time: 100%
Location: Radiology – Body Imaging Division
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular

Position Summary:
Perform direct patient care including diagnostic and therapeutic services with physician supervision. Within the Physician Assistant (PA)/Physician relationship, PAs exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and services provided. Assist in educating healthcare students, residents, and fellows as they rotate through the respective departments and divisions. To assist in research endeavors as appropriate.

The PA, after demonstrating competency and under the guidance, supervision, and discretion of the supervising physician, will perform procedures including, but not limited to the following:

Position Responsibilities: 
  • Obtain medical history and perform physical examination
  • Obtain procedural consent, perform or assist in procedures, and responsible for charting and dictation
  • Fluoroscopic procedures (static and dynamic) 
  • Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, or Fluoroscopic guided biopsies 
  • Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, or Fluoroscopic drainages and drainage catheter placements
  • Protocoling exams
  • Assess, assist, diagnose, and treat medical symptoms or findings
  • Assist in delivery of services to patients requiring continued care 
  • Refer patients to appropriate specialty and subspecialty physicians as indicated by the patients’ symptoms and/or medical state
  • Evaluate, treat, and institute procedures essential to providing an appropriate response to emergency medical problems
  • Maintain awareness of health facilities, agencies, and resources in order to facilitate the appropriate referral of patients 
  • Assist in the ordering of drugs and supplies, record keeping, and maintenance of equipment 
  • Admit patients to hospital or health care facility as directed
  • Order diets and post-procedure care instructions
  • Order medications and administer drugs
  • Direct other medical personnel and health professionals in the execution of patient care
  • Perform duties appropriate to a physician’s practice
  • Participate in educating fellows, residents, and medical students of various programs
  • Assist with on-call schedule, order sets, dictation, and patient discharge instructions
  • Evaluate radiographic medical images, review preliminary reports and images 
  • Prepare technical reports that will be reviewed and signed off by the supervising physician
  • Participate in patient management, including ordering of additional imaging procedures, following review with the supervising physician
  • Assist with and participate in clinical research and/or trials
  • May set up the research design, coordinate the research, and tabulate and analyze the results 
  • Participate in committees within the division, department, College of Medicine and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 

Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Amie Stewart,
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Qualifications:
Education Required
  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA Education Program.
Experience Requirements
  • One to three years of relevant working experience. 
  • Previous experience with computer order entry, use of order sets and protocols.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of sterile technique and infection prevention experience.
  • Strong clinical skills.
  • History of building interdepartmental relationships and exceptional teamwork.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time for procedures.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Previous experience in radiology.
  • Previous experience working in an academic medical center.
  • Understanding of safe work practices in the radiology area.
  • Working knowledge of University of Iowa Policy and Procedures.  
  • Active Iowa Board of Pharmacy Certificate of Registration for Iowa Controlled Substances Act.
  • Active Controlled Substance Registration Certificate through the Department of Justice (DEA).
  • ACLS certification.
  • PALS certification.

Applicable background checks will be conducted.

Application Instructions:

For more information, please see: 
To apply: Please see requisition #18001487 at

Job ID: 66414

Posted 30 days ago

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